Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Glenn Garvin Equates Rush Limbaugh With "My Humps"



Today's Glenn Garvin op-ed epitomizes everything that is wrong with his columns:
1. It is at least three media cycles too late.

2. It is riddled with factual and logical errors; and

3. See first two points above.
As usual, Glenn rises to the defense of the rich white man (hey, I'm ok with that), and writes that Rushbo got a raw deal because other NFL owners -- like JLo and Fergie -- are just as bad or worse:
Among Fergie's more infamous songs recorded with the Black Eyed Peas is one called My Humps, which goes: I'ma get get get get you drunk/Get you love drunk off my hump -- well, you get the drift.
Yep Glenn, Rush and Fergie are pretty much exactly the same thing -- did you used to work in marketing?

Garvin also drops this whopper:
What got Limbaugh in trouble were purportedly racist comments that mostly turned out to be Internet fabrications.
I see -- "internet fabrications," something totally different from "Glenn Garvin fabrications."

It's true there were several statements attributed to Rush that were not properly sourced. Rush himself denies them in a column published by the WSJ four days ago (see Glenn? -- you're late).

I agree with A.L. on the unverified quotes:
Contrary to what the National Review and Rush's knee-jerk defenders claim, these quotes are not all fabricated. Most of them, in fact, are well-documented (his quote about Donovan McNabb, etc.). Several of them, however, are unverifiable. They come from secondary sources (books and magazine articles about Rush) and supposedly date back to very early in Limbaugh's career. It's not as if there are transcripts of everything Rush has said on air since the 70s, so who knows whether they're true.
That's ok, though, because there are dozens of quotes that Rush has not denied that are just as bad:
The bottom line here is that free market capitalism -- the treasured, fetishistic object of Rush's wet dreams -- spoke and determined that it probably is better to have JLo or Fergie own a piece of a team than Rush:
From a pop culture marketing and public relations perspective, Limbaugh is positively toxic. Of course, Limbaugh's free to push his AM brand of loathing, and within that world he sells lots of ads. But why on earth would sane businessmen who have invested hundreds of millions of dollars in a mainstream entertainment franchise want to be associated with Limbaugh's paranoia and divisiveness? Guess what? They don't want anything to do with the guy.
Thanks Glenn -- you just wasted a chunk of my time on a stupid nonissue and forced us all to revisit a story that everyone pretty much moved on from days ago.

On a happier NFL note, my fantasy team crushed -- crushed -- the Well Hung Jury. All hail Aaron Rodgers!!

21 comments:

  1. I strive for perfection.

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  2. Does SFL have a man crush on Glenn?

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  3. Unbelievable. It was just these last few weeks that Rush the Hutt was advocating segregated school busses. I was totally shocked, even given the source.

    But as for me, I love being drunk on humps. In fact it's the only vice I can afford these days.

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  4. 10:57, I will admit his whole "bear" persona and trendy glasses are a turn on.

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  5. It seems to me that all the negative vibes this blowhard (Rush Hudson Limbaugh A.KA. Jeff Christie) has been spewing over these many years has come back to blow back on his face (A classic “Blow Back”). He always tries to give off the airs that he can have anything he wants but as we all witness those with more money and more influence tossed him aside like sack of potatoes and the ultimate insult was that it was done in public (money don’t buy you everything butterball).

    Now of course he blames everyone else (Michael J. Fox, Perez Hilton, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Sonia Sotomayor, Hillary Clinton, Olympia Snowe, ESPN, NFL, the media, basically people of color, the handicapped, women and gays) when of course all you have to do is listen to his show and plainly hear his daily prejudices filled sermons. So NFL, I salute you decision, job well done. And to the whaling cry baby perched on his self made pedestal, quit your whining it was your own fault. You are reaping what he has sowed, KARMA, "Palin and simple" like his followers. Don’t we all feel better?

    http://www.chasingevil.org/2009/10/rush-limbaugh-in-his-own-words.html

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  6. is it lack of "windsurfing" with the princess sfl? enough about glenn garvin!

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  7. 3:14-- Glen is a'right.

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  8. 12:16, You are a sick man SFL.

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  9. BRING BACK CARVER FOR CHRIST SAKES!!

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  10. The JBB Blog Zzzzzz. The Federal Blog Zzzzzz. Zzzzzz post SFL, get your head in the game.

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  11. You're right, I'm getting a little burned out.

    Maybe I need to bring in Guest Blogger again.

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  12. 4:53, Burned out? Too much Bolero? Windsurfing?

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  13. No man tires of "windsurfing" if done correctly. Shumie out.

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  14. You're not burned out SFL, you just need a day at the baths. Too bad there are no more orgies at Coral Gables' Historic Venetian Pool anymore. Every time I've been there, I'm overwhelmed with the faint echos of pelvic thrusts.

    But if you want to liven up the blog, I suggest more pictures of scantily clad men and women, and indulgent pictures of food.

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  15. GW, never really thought of Venetian Pool in quite that manner, but thanks for giving me a new perspective on it.....

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  16. SFL, you are both sooo hip and sooo square at the same time. You've been in those little caverns at the pool, haven't you? Those little enclaves of privacy were designed for something. In architecture, form follow function.

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  17. GW-- How much livelier can this blog get? This is the most sexed up, off topic, snarkiest legal blog out there. Name another legal that can work Tantric Sex into their posts?

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  18. 1:40,

    I'm certainly not complaining. I think this blog is one of the hottest spots on the net. I was responding to 4:28 and SFL's ponderings that 'guest blogger' was needed.

    But I've heard stories from Miami old-timers about Venetian Pool that would make SFL readers, including me, blush. And remember the axiom: Too much is never enough. ;-)

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